On this day: February 8

POSTED: 09:06 PM PST Feb 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 07, 2016 

The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.

OTD February 8 - Nick Nolte
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1941: Actor Nick Nolte, best known for movies such as "North Dallas Forty," "48 Hrs.," "The Prince of Tides," "Lorenzo's Oil," "Affliction," "The Thin Red Line" and "Warrior," is born in Omaha, Nebraska. Nolte has been nominated for three Academy Awards, twice for Best Actor for "The Prince of Tides" and "Affliction" and once for Best Supporting Actor for "Warrior."


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